This paper plate dove craft is simple enough for your Vacation Bible School or Children’s Liturgy of the Word.
In his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis urges us to be better stewards of the Earth, our common home. All Catholics are called to practice environmental justice. So do something nice for the environment.
Paper airplane prayers are a way to offer prayers in a group setting. It works well for Vacation Bible School or youth group. It would also be appropriate for Children’s Liturgy of the Word. It can be done indoors or outdoors.
There is only one true light in our world: Jesus Christ. Try fasting from light for an hour. Turn off your lights and lamps. Resist the urge to pick up your phone. At most, light a single candle. Then spend some time talking to and listening to Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.
We are all familiar with the Passion story. We hear it every year on Palm Sunday and on Good Friday. But when we read it at Mass, we read it at the same pace as the whole congregation. So try reading it prayerfully on your own.
We have become so dependent on emails and texts to connect us with others. Try fasting from emailing and texting this Lent.
A loving act of service can be a prayer. Try doing some loving actions this Lent. This can be powerful prayer, especially if the action is difficult for you.
Gossip impacts our relationships with each other and divides the Body of Christ. And it can easily become a bad habit and a false way to develop a feeling of “belonging”. So fast from it this Lent.
Do you have a program you’ve started binge watching? Build your self control by putting down the remote control. Give up your favorite TV program for a week.
Fast from refusing help during Lent. If somebody asks for help, and you have the ability to help in some way, then take action. If you need a boost, read the parable of the Good Samaritan.